Coming out of Oregon in 2002, the Detroit Lions happily selected quarterback Joey Harrington with the 3rd pick player selected in the 2002 NFL Draft. Based on his college success and projected potential, the Lions thought they had found their quarterback of the future. Due to battles with coach Steve Mariucci, an awful offensive line, and poor personnel around him, Harrington struggled mightily during his time in Detroit.
In his four seasons with the Lions, Harrington threw 60 touchdowns and 62 interceptions, and compiled a record of 18 wins and 37 losses. He served as a backup for two more seasons before finally retiring in 2007 at the age of 29.
In the years since, Harrington has been involved with a ton of charity work, and has shifted his career to broadcasting, and is currently a college football analyst for NBC Sports. Overall, he’s been more successful in his broadcasting career than he ever was in his NFL playing days.